Ernest Bowen de SilvaElementary School

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement
Aloha!  This page provides information to stakeholders about EB deSilva's finances and operations for School Years via our Academic Plan and Comprehensive Financial Plan.  Our School Community Council (SCC), made up of principals, teachers, staff, students, parents, and volunteer community members, helps to craft and approve these plans for the following school year.  An election is held annually to set membership on the SCC.  If you're interested in joining our SCC, please contact the principal.  Learn more about School Community Councils on the Hawaii DOE website.  
EB deSilva's 2020-21 School Community Council:
Members of SCC:
Chairperson -  Matthias Kusch
Principal - Dennis O'Brien
Vice-Principal - Lindsay Miyashiro
Parent Representatives - 
Community Representative - 
Certified Representatives - Nolan Yamaki, Charity DeMattos
Next Meeting: August 24, 2021
Community Meetings
At least twice per year, we will convene meetings for the broader community to provide input on our Academic and Financial Plan.
SY 2019-20 Documents
Schools publish an Academic Plan and Comprehensive Financial Plan each year to set the goals and priorities for student learning, programs, and initiatives, aligned to statements of funding.  Our plan was approved by our School Community Council on May 3, 2017, and by the Hilo-Waiakea Complex on May 9, 2017.
Hawaii's public schools are required by law to implement bell schedules that categorize learning and non-learning minutes of the school day (Act 167/Act 21), meeting a minimum of 1,080 student hours each year.